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Fox News host smacks down Geraldo Rivera for making a sexual harassment ‘exception’ for senior citizens — like himself

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During a panel discussion on the sexual harassment allegations popping up on both sides of the political aisle, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle couldn’t help but call out Geraldo Rivera on his own excusal of sexual misconduct.

Rivera mentioned the allegations facing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), that he grabbed the buttocks of a woman while taking a photo of her.

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“What about the allegation that’s gaining quite a bit of legitimacy and currency that George H.W. Bush — Bush 41 — from his wheelchair, tells a joke when women stand along side him, ‘Who’s your favorite comedian? Mine is David Cop-a-feel,'” Rivera recalled. “You know, and he pats the ladies on the butt. I mean, if it’s outrageous for Franken it’s outrageous for George H.W. Bush and you talk about senior citizens, he’s, uh, what, 93-years-old.”

Guilfoyle quickly cut in wondering then why Rivera was making excuses for the elder Bush.

“You were the one who was making some kind of exception for those that are elderly or infirm, that after a certain age they get some kind of ‘get out of sexual harassment jail free’ card,” she said.

Rivera laughed uncomfortably.

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“Well, maybe I was speaking, you know, as a senior citizen myself,” he replied.

A stunned Guilfoyle gasped audibly at the comment, presumably understanding that Rivera seemed to be giving himself a pass as a senior citizen.

Rivera stepped into it once again at the close of the interview where he brought up Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) caught sending photos of his genitalia to women he was dating. The women then attempted to blackmail him with the photos in a kind of “revenge porn” scam. Barton was dating a “mature adult woman,” and the photos were exchanged as part of their relationship, CNN reported. Rivera seemed to think there was was some sort of impropriety and compared Barton to former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who is now serving time for sending sexually explicit photos to a minor.

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Rivera then demanded a standardization of repercussions for bad behavior. Rivera himself came under scrutiny and mockery when he tweeted a nude photo of himself with his genitals barely covered with a towel outside of a shower. His tweet claimed “70 is the new 50.”

Watch the full exchange below:

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WATCH: Ben Carson thanks God for Trump in bizarre prayer — and then asks Him to ‘Keep America Great’

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday opened up the White House cabinet meeting with a bizarre prayer that explicitly thanked God for the existence of President Donald Trump.

Carson began his prayer with a standard invocation thanking God for "the blessings that you have bestowed upon this country."

After that, though, Carson gave God a thumbs-up for the work He's done in putting Trump in the White House.

"We thank You for President Trump, who also exhibits great courage in face of constant criticism," Carson said. "We ask you give him strength to endure and wisdom to lead and to recognize you as the sovereign of the universe, with the solution to everything."

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Bill Barr sparks anxiety within the CIA as he investigates ‘origins’ of Mueller’s Russia probe: security analyst

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As the Justice Department, headed by Attorney General William Barr, investigates the origins of the Russia investigation, some CIA operatives who played a role in gathering intelligence for Robert Mueller's probe are hiring lawyers, according to NBC News national security reporter Ken Dilanian.

According to various reports, President Trump has granted Barr with "expansive powers" for the investigation and he's reportedly seeking to question CIA analysts.

Speaking to MSNBC's Morning Joe this Monday, Dilanian said that while it's not clear what Barr's intentions are, many in the CIA are "very rattled" at the news.

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White House personnel chief delivers a new blow to Trump: Top DHS candidates are not legally qualified

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President Donald Trump's quest to find an acting replacement for departed Department of Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen was dealt a significant blow on Monday.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House personnel office chief Sean Doocey has informed the president that he doesn't believe either of his top two picks are legally qualified to hold the position.

As the Journal notes, "federal statute that governs vacancies states that acting officials in cabinet-level positions must either be next in line for a position or hold a Senate-confirmed position." Neither Ken Cuccinelli, who heads the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, nor Mark Morgan, who leads Customs and Border Protection, meet those standards, Doocey determined.

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